North Court Butterfly Shire - Blank Park Zoo

North Court Butterfly Shire

North Court Butterfly Shire

Ottumwa Iowa 52501

Registrant: Lorri, John, Tavia & Lydia Swarney
Certified: 5/23/14
Type: Urban
Garden Size: Medium (200-499 square feet)

Garden Detail

Host Plants:
Native Grasses,Rudbeckia "Black-eyed Susan",Viola "Violets"

Nectar Plants:
Monarda "Bee Balm", Echinacea "Coneflower", tickseed, day lily

Other Pollinator Friendly Practices:
I do not use insecticides,I use natural compost for fertilization,I have provided basking areas,I will provide over-wintering cover,I have added a nectar feeder or use over-ripe fruit to supplement feeding resources

What inspired you to create your garden?
I had an "empty pallet" on a slope in my backyard just waiting for some vegetation to bring my yard to life with color!

The more I worked on this project the more fun I have had!!!! I'm not sure what brought me more joy, searching for host and nectar plants and then strategically placing them or constructing butterfly friendly pieces of functional garden art!!!!

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